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Live At Alice Tully Hall - January 27, 1973 - 2nd Show (black Friday 2020)

“Live at Alice Tully Hall” January 27th, 1973 2nd show captures Lou Reed’s New York City live debut as a solo artist at the Lincoln Center venue during his “Transformer” tour. This show was billed as the emergence of Lou Reed (as separate from the Velvet Underground). VU had long disappeared and Reed had done little till one day there were stunning posters all over the New York subway. Reed was shown in white grease paint and close cropped black hair (very Dracula like). Under his image was the title “Where Will You Be When Lou Reed Emerges from the Underground on January 27th at Alice Tully Hall?,

The poster got the attention of everyone in the NY avante garde and glitter rock scence and foretold the coming of Punk. Just over a year later Television began playing at CBGB and a new scene was born.

He was backed by the Tots, a tight, funky twin guitar combo whose gritty, bar band approach offered an energized approach to Lou Reed’s material whether it was the Velvets (“Heroin,” “Sweet Jane”) or material from his first two solo albums (“Walk on the Wild Side,” “Vicious”). mixed from the original multi track tapes by Matt Ross spring, these 14 tracks are available for the first time. the recording will be released on two Lps pressed on burgundy vinyl and packaged with a new essay by ed mccormack, includes rare pictures and memorabilia.

The Tots: Bass – Bobby Resigno Drums – Scottie Clark Guitar – Eddie Reynolds, Vocals, Guitar – Lou Reed